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A blueprint for action

If Queensland local government was listed on the stock exchange, it would be a bigger business in terms of staff numbers and assets under management than the State’s top three public companies – Suncorp, Aurizon and Tatts Group.

RAPAD: unlocking renewable energy in Central Western Queensland

The seven councils that form the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) have a bold plan – to become an energy superpower of the low carbon world.

LGAQ welcomes new start date for Container Refund Scheme

We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the roll-out would considerably impact local government and industry

What does the State Budget mean for Qld councils?

See our Budget scorecard and a breakdown of outcomes for local councils.

Queensland State Budget a good start for councils

Some hits, some misses: the Budget contains critical commitment to help ensure Queensland councils continue to provide the services and infrastructure their communities need.

Future Cities Program Update

The latest addition to the stellar line-up is Mitsui Fudosan, the largest developer in Japan and their flagship project ‘Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City’. Register now for the Cairns event, 11-13 July 2018.

Your input is important: draft documents for new Councillor Complaints system

This is your chance to provide feedback on these important documents so please take the time to review them and submit your feedback. Feedback due Friday, 29 June 2018.

CEO column: Debate and dedication on display

I’ve said often in this column how much I value my time on the ground with our members. There’s no better way of gauging the temperature around an issue and its impact.

Councils show support for zero waste plan

Queensland councils show support for a zero waste plan by 2028. LAUNCHED: Two new detailed reports revealing the value in, and public support for a waste to energy solution.

Indigenous leaders come together

Mayors from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander council’s gathered at LGAQ’s Indigenous Leaders forum in Cairns this week.

Heavy vehicle update: Chain of responsibility laws

On 1 October 2018, amendments to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws will come into effect.

Planning for airport safety

Public Safety Zones, or PSZs are the designated areas of land at the end of airport runways where certain planning restrictions may apply. Here's why they're important to councils.

Transforming our recycling and waste industry

We need your input on the Queensland Government's new resource recovery and waste management strategy

Have your say on adaptation plan for QLD

A state-wide adaptation plan for Queensland's biodiversity and ecosystems is being developed. Here's how Queensland councils can have their say.

Qld councils reject proposed levy on household waste

Another grave concern for local government is the lack of commitment to ensure the levy is returned to where it’s needed most.

Visitors in focus: Mayor Rachel Chambers

We spoke to North Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers about why the road network is so vital to the region.

As close to normal as it gets

There have been some initial teething problems implementing the new integrity laws as councils’ race to interpret what they mean in practice.

Have your say on the reuse of bio-solids

The LGAQ needs your council's input into how bio-solids produced by sewage treatment plants are managed and reused.

LGAQ welcomes major boost to Queensland's disaster fund

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has applauded the State Government’s announcement this week to commit $38 million to strengthen communities’ disaster resilience.

CEO column: Not mired in the mud

Despite the legal and political contretemps of the last month, councils and the LGAQ have kept on keeping on - as you would expect.
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